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July 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM

1 person found dead from the Mina Fire in California

California officials reported its first death of the wildfire season after a body was found in a home on Monday, burned in the Mina Fire in Mendocino county.
July 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM
VIDEO: 1 person found dead from the Mina Fire in California
July 13, 2024 at 3:17 AM

California fire officials report first wildfire death of the 2024 season

Wildfires fueled by strong winds and an extended heat wave have led to the first death in California of the 2024 season
July 13, 2024 at 3:17 AM
July 13, 2024 at 2:26 AM

California wildfires latest: Santa Barbara County fire grows to over 38,000 acres

Firefighters battling flames amid a heat wave in Southern California are struggling to gain control of a wildfire that has exploded to more than 38,000 acres
July 13, 2024 at 2:26 AM
The Lake Fire burns close to what was Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., July 6, 2024.
July 12, 2024 at 11:42 AM

Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Authorities in Western states are warning of the rising risk of wildfires as hot conditions and low humidity dry out the landscape amid a protracted heat wave
July 12, 2024 at 11:42 AM
Mark Paulson, a Public Response and Code Enforcement officer, holds cans of cold water while checking on a homeless encampment, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Henderson, Nev. About 14 officers from the Office of Public Response drove around the city Wednesday offering water, electrolytes, free bus tickets and rides to cooling centers during a heat emergency. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 9, 2024 at 1:59 PM

Firefighters struggle to contain wildfires in California

While the Lake Fire in Santa Barbara County was about 8% contained, a rescue operation was conducted to save 13 trapped hikers.
July 9, 2024 at 1:59 PM
VIDEO: Firefighters continue to battle wildfires in California
July 8, 2024 at 10:41 PM

Statewide evacuations as California wildfires blaze on

Due to hot and dry conditions, over 150 fires have broken out across California over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. ABC News' Kayna Whitworth joins the show from the ground.
July 8, 2024 at 10:41 PM
VIDEO: Statewide evacuations as California wildfires blaze on
July 8, 2024 at 7:40 PM

Wildfires rage across the West

Thousands of Americans are racing to evacuate out West as fast-moving flames tear through dry vegetation, threatening homes and communities.
July 8, 2024 at 7:40 PM
VIDEO: Wildfires rage across the West
July 8, 2024 at 1:25 AM

Record heat and explosive wildfires in California

Historic heat fans an explosive wildfire in California, forcing evacuations and overwhelming firefighters
July 8, 2024 at 1:25 AM
VIDEO: Record heat and explosive wildfires in California
July 6, 2024 at 3:14 PM

Wildfires and heat in California

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as heat and dry conditions are helping to fuel hundreds of wildfires burning across California.
July 6, 2024 at 3:14 PM
VIDEO: Wildfires and heat in California
July 6, 2024 at 1:25 AM

Evacuation orders issued for latest California wildfire amid scorching heat wave

The French Fire in Mariposa County has burned more than 840 acres since erupting Thursday and is 5% contained as of Friday morning, according to fire officials.
July 6, 2024 at 1:25 AM
Flames from the French Fire burn on a hillside above Mariposa, Calif., on July 5, 2024.
July 6, 2024 at 12:12 AM

Urgent evacuation orders in California amidst intense heat wave, wildfire

The French Fire near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County has burned over 840 acres since it began on Thursday. As of Friday morning, fire officials reported it was 5% contained.
July 6, 2024 at 12:12 AM
VIDEO: Urgent evacuation orders in California amidst intense heat wave, wildfire
July 4, 2024 at 8:51 PM

Heat wave sets in on West Coast with worst yet to come

Some 170 million Americans are on alert for sweltering temperatures this Fourth of July as the brutal heat continues.
July 4, 2024 at 8:51 PM
People gather on the beach to enjoy the cooler coastal weather as southern California is facing a heatwave, in Santa Monica, on July 3, 2024.
July 4, 2024 at 6:48 PM

3 firefighters injured battling Thompson wildfire in California, Cal Fire says

About 13,000 people remain under evacuation order near Oroville, California.
July 4, 2024 at 6:48 PM
Law enforcement members watch as the Thompson fire burns over Lake Oroville in Oroville, California on July 2, 2024.
July 4, 2024 at 4:11 PM

Several firefighters injured battling Thompson fire in northern California

More than 1,400 firefighters are working around the clock to tackle the flames just north of Sacramento, which have burned over 3,500 acres and are only 7% contained.
July 4, 2024 at 4:11 PM
VIDEO: Several firefighters injured battling Thompson fire in northern California
July 4, 2024 at 4:15 AM

Roughly 30,000 evacuated amid northern California wildfire

An out-of-control wildfire in northern California has forced thousands from their homes. The region faces a dangerous heat wave, worsening the situation.
July 4, 2024 at 4:15 AM
VIDEO: Roughly 30,000 evacuated amid northern California wildfire
July 4, 2024 at 2:54 AM

Lightning strike blamed for wildfire that killed 2 people in New Mexico, damaged 1,400 structures

Authorities say a lightning strike caused the larger of two wildfires that has killed at least two people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,400 structures in New Mexico
July 4, 2024 at 2:54 AM
FILE — A charred car and the remains of the Swiss Chalet Hotel are pictured after being destroyed by the South Fork Fire in the mountain village of Ruidoso, N.M., Saturday, June 22, 2024. Authorities said a lightning strike caused the larger of two wildfires that killed at least two people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,400 structures in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
July 2, 2024 at 4:06 AM

Firefighters battle wildfires on 2 Greek islands as premier warns of a dangerous summer

Firefighters battled wildfires that broke out on the eastern Aegean islands of Chios and Kos and injured five people, as Greece’s prime minister warned of a dangerous summer ahead
July 2, 2024 at 4:06 AM
A firefighter tries to extinguish a forest fire at Keratea area, southeast of Athens, Greece, Sunday, June 30, 2024. Two large wildfires were burning Sunday near Greece's capital of Athens, and authorities sent emergency messages for some residents to evacuate and others to stay at home and close their windows to protect themselves from smoke. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
June 30, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Evacuation orders lifted for some Arizona residents forced from homes by a wildfire

Evacuation orders in Arizona have been lifted for some residents of northeast Scottsdale who have been out of their homes for days because of a wildfire
June 30, 2024 at 6:14 PM
This photo released by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management shows smoke rising from the Boulder View fire Thursday, June 27, 2024, near Phoenix. Air tankers and helicopters have joined nearly 200 firefighters battling a wildfire northeast of Phoenix that has forced dozens of residents to flee their homes. (Tiffany Davila/Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management via AP)
June 30, 2024 at 5:18 PM

Two wildfires are burning near Greece's capital, fueled by strong winds

Two large wildfires are burning Sunday near Greece’s capital of Athens, and authorities have sent emergency messages for some residents to evacuate and others to stay at home to protect themselves from smoke
June 30, 2024 at 5:18 PM
A firefighter tries to extinguish a forest fire in the Keratea area, southeast of Athens, Greece, Sunday, June 30, 2024. Two large wildfires were burning Sunday near Greece's capital of Athens, and authorities sent emergency messages for some residents to evacuate and others to stay at home and close their windows to protect themselves from smoke. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
June 27, 2024 at 8:59 PM

Oregon wildfire grows to nearly 4,000 acres, prompting new evacuations

A wind-driven wildfire that ignited in Central Oregon has spread nearly 4,000 acres and is threatening homes.
June 27, 2024 at 8:59 PM
The Darlene 3 fire started in the afternoon, June 25, 2024, and spread overnight to 1,700 acres in Deschutes County, Ore.
June 26, 2024 at 7:31 PM

Central Oregon wildfire prompting evacuations

A wind-driven wildfire that ignited on Tuesday in Central Oregon spread overnight to 1,700 acres and was threatening homes.
June 26, 2024 at 7:31 PM
A wind-driven wildfire that ignited on Tuesday in Central Oregon spread overnight to 1,700 acres and was threatening homes.
June 24, 2024 at 11:53 PM

FBI announces $10,000 reward for info on cause of deadly New Mexico fires

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for New Mexico fires that killed two people.
June 24, 2024 at 11:53 PM
Smoke plumes from the South Fork Fire rise above the tree line as the fire progresses from the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation to the Lincoln National Forest causing mandatory evacuations in Ruidoso, N. M., June 17, 2024.
June 24, 2024 at 11:45 PM

FBI announces $10,000 reward for info on cause of deadly New Mexico fires

The South Fork and Salt fires have killed two and burned over 25,000 acres.
June 24, 2024 at 11:45 PM
The South Fork and Salt fires have killed two and burned over 25,000 acres.
June 24, 2024 at 3:05 PM

Why extreme wildfires have doubled in the last 20 years

A new study is adding to the growing body of research showing how much more severe wildfires have become in recent decades.
June 24, 2024 at 3:05 PM
Firefighters tend to a backfire set to battle the Windy Fire on Sept. 25, 2021  in south of California Hot Springs, Calif.
June 20, 2024 at 2:25 AM

Wildfires turn deadly in New Mexico; firefighters work to contain California blazes

An early start to the U.S. wildfire season remained in full swing Wednesday in the West as blazes in New Mexico turned deadly and prompted a state of emergency.
June 20, 2024 at 2:25 AM
Smoke from a wildfire partially blocks the sun in the village of Ruidoso, N.M., June 18, 2024.
June 19, 2024 at 11:55 PM

60-year-old among 2 dead in New Mexico wildfires: 'He made friends everywhere'

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a state of emergency as the dual South Fork Fire and Salt Fire have 0% containment as of Wednesday afternoon.
June 19, 2024 at 11:55 PM
Smoke plumes from the South Fork Fire rise above the tree line as the fire progresses from the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation to the Lincoln National Forest causing mandatory evacuations in Ruidoso, N. M., June 17, 2024.
1 month ago

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 15,600 acres, 20% containment

A Southern California wildfire doubled in size overnight causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park.
1 month ago
Firefighters work against the advancing Post Fire on June 16, 2024, in Gorman, Calif.
1 month ago

California wildfires prompt evacuations from campers

On Monday, California firefighters fought the state's largest blaze this year amid fears of a forecasted hot, dry season ahead.
1 month ago
VIDEO: California wildfires prompt evacuations from campers
1 month ago

Wildfires cause apocalyptic scenes in parts of California

The Post Fire, just North of Los Angeles, has already burned more than 14,000 acres since Saturday. At least 1,200 people were forced to evacuate. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wildfires cause apocalyptic scenes in parts of California
1 month ago

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 14,600 acres, sparking evacuations

A Southern California wildfire doubled in size overnight causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park.
1 month ago
A Southern California wildfire doubled in size overnight causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park.
1 month ago

Wildfire rages near Los Angeles

In Los Angeles County, the Post Fire has burned over 22 square miles, forcing at least 1,200 people to evacuate, including 1,000 campers.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wildfire rages near Los Angeles
1 month ago

Wildfires threaten California homes and businesses

Thousands of residents are forced to evacuate while firefighters battle to control the flames.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wildfires threaten California homes and businesses
1 month ago

Wildfires breaking out in the West, forcing hundreds to evacuate

A California wildfire spread north of Los Angeles, fueled by high winds, forcing mass evacuations. Plus, the heat wave stretching across the country.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wildfires breaking out in the West, forcing hundreds to evacuate
1 month ago

Wildfire destroys 6 homes outside Phoenix

Firefighters are racing to contain a massive wildfire near Phoenix that has destroyed several homes and shut down a major highway.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wildfire destroys 6 homes outside Phoenix
1 month ago

4 firefighters injured battling 60-acre wildfire in Napa County, Cal Fire says

Firefighters had been dispatch to the blaze on the east side of Napa County at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Cal Fire Division Chief Mike Wink said.
1 month ago
A firefighter with Cal Fire battles the Crystal Fire in Napa County in a screengrab from a video released on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.
1 month ago

2 firefighters injured after battling wildfire near San Francisco

A massive wildfire in San Joaquin County has burned 14 thousand acres of mostly dry grassland about 50 miles east of the Bay area, with 100 homes evacuated over the weekend, officials said.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Theodore wildfire
1 month ago

1st major California wildfire of the year is 75% contained after burning 14,000 acres

The fire is burning in San Joaquin County, close to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is about 50 miles outside San Francisco.
1 month ago
In this image from an AlertCalifornia/UC San Diego monitoring camera, smoke rises from the Corral Fire near the city of Tracy, Calif., Saturday, June 1, 2024.
1 month ago

Massive wildfire spreads to 14K acres, mandatory evacuations in California

The Corral Fire in San Joaquin County has scorched more than 14,000 acres in Northern California. Many residents were forced to evacuate over the weekend.
1 month ago
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1 month ago

Major Northern California heat wave affecting firefighting efforts

A massive wildfire has scorched more than 14,000 acres in San Joaquin County.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Major Northern California heat wave affecting firefighting efforts
1 month ago

California wildfires force evacuations

Wildfires that started near the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, about 50 miles east of San Francisco, are finally starting to subside.
1 month ago
VIDEO: California wildfires force evacuations
1 month ago

Fast-moving wildfire burning East of San Francisco

The first major fire of the year started Saturday afternoon in San Joaquin County in California. Families in about 100 homes in the area have been forced to evacuate.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Fast-moving wildfire burning East of San Francisco
1 month ago

More than 12,000 acres burned by wildfire in California

California’s peak wildfire season is starting off strong as more than 12,000 acres burn with homes in threat. Plus, the Western heat wave bringing the highest temperatures of the year so far.
1 month ago
VIDEO: More than 11,000 acres burned by wildfire in California
2 months ago

Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy

A group of students whose community was devastated by the Maui wildfires were given that chance through the Tomodachi Initiative to get inspired by another community that emerged from tragedy.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Maui students visit another community that emerged from tragedy
2 months ago

Canadian wildfire smoke could again impact US, experts said

With wildfires burning across Canada, meteorologists said conditions are stacking up for a replay of last year's fire season when skies over New York City turned orange.
2 months ago
Smoke rises from mutual aid wildfire GCU007 in the Grande Prairie Forest Area near TeePee Creek, Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2024.
2 months ago

How to make an at-home wildfire smoke air filtration system

As the threat of an active wildfire season looms, there are steps individuals can take to mitigate the effects of wildfire smoke in their homes.
2 months ago
This aerial handout picture courtesy of the Alberta Wildfire Service shows smoke from wildfires burning in the Grande prairie forest area in Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2024.
2 months ago

140 wildfires from Canada reaches US, Minnesota in red category

Wildfires in Canada have spread smoke to the US, leading Minnesota to issue its first air quality alert of 2024.
2 months ago
VIDEO: 140 wildfires from Canada reaches US, Minnesota in red category
2 months ago

Canadian wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert in Midwest US

In the U.S., wildfire smoke has reached states from Montana to Wisconsin but was especially heavy in Minnesota on Sunday.
2 months ago
An image taken through a window shows smoke rising from mutual aid wildfire HTZ001 in the High Level Forest Area, which originated from the Northwest Territories in 2023 but flared due to strong winds, near Indian Cabins, Alberta, Canada May 10, 2024. (Handout via Reuters)
2 months ago

Fires in Western Canada burn out of control

States in the upper Midwest can expect to see hazy skies fueled by more than 140 wildfires currently raging in Canada.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Fires in Western Canada burn out of control
2 months ago

Canadian wildfires force thousands to evacuate

Dozens of wildfires burning in Alberta and British Columbia are impacting air quality in North Dakota, Minnesota and other U.S. states.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Canadian wildfires force thousands to evacuate
2 months ago

With suicides rising in Hawaii, organizations try to help locals mental health

Although suicide rates may not be increasing in Maui, there seems to be a rise in mental health concerns.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year